[PlanetCCRMA] Error trying to install planetccrma-audiovideoapps

Tim Currie tim@algernonsystems.com
Mon Feb 16 08:13:02 2004

   I've already managed to install planetccrma-audioapps; now I want to 
install the video apps. When I do

   apt-get install planetccram-audiovideoapps

I get a bunch of stuff like this:

   file /usr/share/man/de/man1/mencoder.1.gz conflicts between attempted
   installs of mplayer-common-0.90rc2-1 and mplayer-1.0-0.2.pre2.fr

I un-installed mplayer to try to solve this but then I noticed that what 
it's actually complaining about (I think) is a version conflict among 
the packages it's trying to install.

   Which brings me to the next question: when I initially installed 
mplayer using synaptic a few weeks ago, I had one hell of a hard time 
getting it to install. Why are there two (fundamentally incompatible, to 
all appearances) versions of the same thing in the repository? Granted, 
if you futz around with it for a bit you can get one complete set 
installed and working, but considering how seamless and fluid everything 
else in the repository is, that's kind of a black eye on the whole thing.

   Anyway, rant=off. So, how do I get around this problem?



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